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In This Issue 

The Program for the Excep- 
tionally Gifted (PEG) has 
been awarded a $1,223 mil- 
lion grant from the DuPont 
Fund, and will be featured on 
NBC in January. Page 2 

Dr. Margaret McNeese '67, 
associate dean of student af- 
fairs at the University of 
Texas Medical Center in 
Houston, delivered the 
Founders' Day address. 

Page 3 

Students participated in the 
on-campus phonathon seg- 
ment of the 1986-87 Annual 
Fund in an effort to break 
last years' record giv- 

Martha Coates ' 
number 1 m Mary Baldwin 
tennis, led the team to its 
16th straight wimiing fall 

Page 3 

Bessie Heard '05 is honored 
by President Tyson in recog- 
nition of the 20th anniversary 
of the Heard Museum. 

Page 6 

Meryl Comer, left, served as 
MC for the first World Con- 
gress on Human Resources, 
where President Tyson de- 
livered a luncheon ad- 
dress. Page 4 

Weekend Draws Leaders to 
MBC For Planning, Goal-Setting 

A very warm and somewhat blustery 
day greeted parents, students, and guests 
of the College for the annual Founders' 
Day observances, October 4. 

The Student Activities Center was 
filled to capacity as the unfurled flags 
adorning the Center's ceiling danced in 
the breezes above the head of the crowd. 
Into this scene came the stately academic 
procession, led by the music of the Shen- 
andoah Brass Quintet. 

President Cynthia H. Tyson presided 
over the ceremonies which honored the 
investiture of the 246 members of the 
senior class and recognized the 210 
members of the freshman class as mem- 
bers of the Mary Baldwin community. 
The Mary Baldwin Choir under the di- 
rection of Robert Allen sang Hassler's 
Cantate Domino, providing additional 
grace to the dignified proceedings. 

The Founders" Day address was pro- 
vided by Dr. Margaret McNeese '67, 
associate dean of student affairs at the 
University of Texas Medical Center in 
Houston. Dr. McNeese took as her sub- 
ject ■ "Reflections on a Liberal .Arts Edu- 
cation." reminiscing about her four 
years at Mary Baldwin and how they 
prepared her for a life in medicine. 

"We remind one another that life — 
including academic life — is bnef; but 
that knowledge is durable and lasting," 
she said. "With knowledge and the bet- 
ter understanding of knowledge, we are 
offered a ncher and fuller life," (see 
inside for a complete text of Dr. 
McNeese's address,) 

Dr. James Lott. Dean of the College, 
announced the recipients of the Mar- 
guente Hillhouse Scholarships for ra- 
mming students who attained Che highest 
cumulative grade point average in their 

Scudeni marshal!. Tiffany E.Hamm 89 guides ihe Founders Dav academic procession. 

respective class for the past year. The 
students are Alicia J. Keller '87; Mar- 
garet Alice Hartley '88; and Tracey Mi- 
chelle Cote, Louise Elizabeth Dorst, and 
Tiffany Elizabeth Hamm, all of the class 
of 1989. 

Carol Diane Elliott '87 received the 
Margaret Kabie Russell Award. The 
award is endowed by the Mary Baldwin 
College Alumnae Association and Board 
of Trustees, and supports a scholarly 
project undertaken dunng the student's 
senior year. The annual award is pre- 
sented to the student or students who are 

recognized by a vote of the faculty as 
having outstanding academic achieve- 
ments, is of high character and quality of 
life, and who has shown service on the 

Dean Lott also presented the 21 Bailey 
scholars of the freshman class who repre- 
sent the largest number of Baileys in 
history. These scholarships are awarded 
to students who have demonstrated out- 
standing academic ability and show 
promise of benefitting from the excep- 
tional opportunities offered by the 
Continued on page 4 

Founders' Day Honors Many, Pleases All, 
As Families, Faculty, Staff Gather 

Just as Founders' Day offered an ele- 
ment of fanfare, celebration, and kudos, 
dunng the Fall Leadership Conference, 
the lion's share of activities were de- 
voted to hard work, planning, and brain- 
storming by three very important con- 
stiment groups which came to campus. 

The Advisory Board of Visitors, the 
Parent's Council, and the Alumnae 
Board of Directors arrived in legions — 
over 120 in all — to meet in discussion 
about the advancement of the College. 
The more than 200 parents and guests 
who came for Founders' Day added to 
this influx of people, making the cam- 
pus, and the Staunton community, a 
scene of lively energy and comimtment. 

Ail three groups used the times of 
fellowship for sharing ideas in a relaxed 
atmosphere and for promoting cam- 
araderie. But while the ABV and the 
Parents' Council broke out into six task 
forces to address the issues in hard- 
hittmg sessions, the Alumnae Board met 
in larger groups for traimng sessions and 
workshops. TTie results were the same as 
all groups gave a charge to the programs 
of the College. 

The task force shared by the ABV and 
PC were concerned with the Annual 
Fund, the Capital Campaign, Student 
Recruitment, Major Prespects, and the 
Rosemarie Sena Career and Life Plan- 
ning Center. The Parents' Council met in 
an additional task force on Communi- 

Each task force set goals and made 
recommendations. The Annual Fund 
task force called for 100 percent par- 
ticipation in giving, and raised their one- 
year goal to $60,000, The Capital Cam- 
paign group resolved to detenmne the 
best way to participate in the campaign 
as a volunteer body by surveying tiie 
entire ABV, and to serve as an open 
conduit for recommendations to the Col- 

Jim and Betsy Kenig Byford '68 talk with Susan Train '69. center, between leadership 


The Alumnae Board broke out into 
standing committee meetings on the 
other side of campus to discuss admis- 
sions, annual giving, chapter develop- 
ment, continuing education, finances, 
homecoming, and nominations. Later 
they held workshop for admission repre- 
sentatives, reunion class committees, 
class fund representatives, and chapter 

Surrounding these work sessions were 
luncheons, dirmers, and informal gather- 
ings as well as general sessions. The 
Founders' Day program was one cel- 
ebrative escape from rigorous woric. The 
other — and the carrot that kept the 
horses going — was the party held at the 
home of George and Betsy McCune on 
Satiirday night. The party has become a 
tradition and a landmark occasion of the 
Leadership Conference, and anticipation 
of it filled the ranks of volunteers all 
weekend long. 

Smdent Recruitment task force mem- 
bers identified four areas of work: refer- 
ral, campus visits, work with guidance 
counselors, and cultivation parties. The 
Major Prospects Search group set a goal 
of a minimum of 5 names offered for 
prospect research, and to do so by De- 
cember i . The task force for the Sena 
Center offered to serve as a resource for 
the Center in identifying individuals who 
would be willing to assist the Center with 
their expertise. 

The Parents' Council Communica- 
tions task force will continue to produce 
its newsletter carrying information about 
the College of specific interests to par- 
ents. The group also decided to assist m 
the referral process by providing a re- 
sponse instrument in a forthcoming 
newsletter. Finally, they re-interpreted 
the meaning of communications to ex- 
tend their charge to working for better 
relations among all constituents, and not 
limiting their work to information ex- 


Annual Fund 
Sets Record 

Tuition checks have been received, 
student loans and scholarships have been 
granted, and Mary Baldwin swings into 
another year of high quality education — 
only to find, as we find every year, that 
keeping tuition competitive means that 
income doesn't cover expenses, and 
there's a gap to fill , . 

Enter the Annual Fund, that wonderful 
combination of supportive trustees, 
alumnae, parents, faculty and staff, 
friends, foundations, churches, and cor- 
porations who. every year, enable Mary 
Baldwin to pay light bills, replace lab 
equipment, spruce up a room with a new 
coat of paint, or attend to a myriad of 
other day-to-day needs that directly af- 
fect the College's quality of livmg, 

The 1985-86 Annual Fund, under the 
leadership of former Director Jack Burk- 
halier and current Director Maureen Kel- 
ley, was a grand success and exceeded 
many of its goals. The Annual Fund 
raised $752,929 (the goal was 
S725.000), a 14% increase over the pre- 
vious year. Every constituent, whether 
alumna or parent, trustee or foundation, 
was a part of these exceptional results. 

Mary Baldwin's lop gift clubs (gifts of 
S 1 .000 or more) gained 3 1 new members 
in ■85-'86, which has deeply strength- 
ened the Annual Fund. The College's 
Leadership Boards set fine examples in 
their giving this past year: the Board of 
Trustees, the Alumnae Board, and the 
Advisory Board of Visitors met goals of 
100% participation from their members, 
and the newly established Parents Coun- 
cil produced 80% in their pilot year. 
Foundations and corporations who are 
considering grants or gifts to Mary 
Baldwin often look first at the support 
from the Goilege's Leadership Boards, 
so these high participation levels are in- 

Another important and valued group 
of contributors to the Annual Fund are 
the parents, both "current," whose 
daughters are now students at Mary 
Baldwin, and "former," whose gifts 
help ensure the continued value of their 
daughters' diplomas. The number of 
parents who gave in "85- '86 increased 
by 20%; they contributed S56.240 to the 
Annual Fund, and Mary Baldwin is ever 
grateful for their concern and support. 

Faculty and staff make contributions 
to Mary Baldwin every day, in a variety 
of ways; even so, when it came time to 
stand up and be counted in last year's 
Annual fund, they outdid themselves 
with a 55% increase over the previous 
year's gift! That's a strong and truly 
appreciated indication of the faculty and 
staffs enthusiasm for Mary Baldwin. 

Last, but never least, is the largest 
group of Annual Fund Supporters; MBC 
Alumnae. They are a success story 
within the Success Story of the Annual 
Fund. Two years ago. during 1984-85, 
Mary Baldwin ranked lowest, at 37.1%. 
in alumnae participation compared to 
Sweet Briar, Randolph-Macon Wom- 
en's College, and Hollins. However, that 
ranking skyrocketed as 44.56% of our 
alumnae participated in 1985-86, ex- 
ceeding their goal of 40%. Mary Bald- 
win now enjoys a more comfonable posi- 
tion above Hollins (42%), but still ranks 
below RMWC (46%) and Sweet Briar 
(45%). Our plan was to "Hit Hollins" 
and we certainly did that! Several classes 
deserve recognition for the part they 
played in this past year's success. Here 
are the top performers: 


Dollai^ Contnbuted 

Percent Participation | 

•1946 S47,544 



1943 16.000 



1969 12.347 



1937 10.348 



1949 10.278 



1964 10.098 • 



1963 10.044 



"1940 9.651 



1973 9.117 



1951 8.661 



•Won the Frascr Bow 
largest class gift to the 
won the Lewis Planet. 

for contributing the 1 

for largest i 

icrcase in 

class gift. 

"Won the Jatman Cup for eieatcsl cla 

jis partict- 


"•Won the Spencer Pitche 

in their 25th Reunion I 

year, for the greatest inc 

rcase in class 


The College deeply appreciates the spe- 
cial efforts made by these classes in par- 

Phonathons played a big role in the 
effectiveness of alumnae giving in 
1985-86. In a continually expanding, 
improving program, alumnae volunteers 
and student callers worked 30 evenings, 
made 10,051 calls, and raised $135,504! 
Phonathons become more effective each 
year as the callers find new donors, solic- 
it increased pledges, and provide a brief 
and enjoyable link between the campus 
and the alumnae. 

Several alumnae volunteers tried new 
roles as Class Fund Representatives in a 
new program involving the classes of 
1936, 1939, 1940, 1961. 1970, 1976, 
1977. and 1978. By personalizing letters 
to their classmates and following up 
pledges by phone (or gifts by ihank- 
you's). these Class Fund Reps were able 
to increase their class's awareness of the 
importance of the Annual Fund. The 
1985-86 "CFR's" were Sarah Maupin 
Jones, '39; Sara Frances Ferreil Shay. 
'40; Shiriey Fleming Iben, '40; Beverly 
Grear Hurt, '61; Mary Cloud Hamilton 
Hollingshead. '61; Janet Bartholomew. 
'70; Emily Borden Ragsdale, '70; Sheny 
Bassett Brooks, '77; Melissa Rhodes 
McCue, '77; Leigh Hamblin Gordon, 
'78; Kathy Ballew Bowen, '78; Allison 
Hall Blaylock, '76; and Mary Delia 
Nichols Rory. '76. Classes involved in- 
creased their gifts by 15-30% and their 
participation by 8-22%! The program 
worked so well that the decision was 
made to expand it to include 15 classes in 
1986-87 and hire a Director of Class 
Funds, Jennifer Hull, to oversee the 
growing program. In 1986-S7. the fol- 
lowing classes will participate in the An- 
nual Fund's Class Fund Rep Program: 

1937* 1950 1963 1976 1981 

1939 1961 1966 1977* 1985 

1940 1962* 1970 1978 1986 
•Reunion Classes 

Additional classes mean additional 
CFR's . . most of the 1985-86 CFR's 
enjoyed it so much they're doing it again 
this year; but, added to the program, we 
now have Kate Scon Jacob and Betsy 
Carr Smith. '50; Betsy Burton Crusel. 
'61; Neilson Andrews. Susan Jennings 
Denson. and Woo Thomason. '62; 
Bunny Wishart Johnson and Ann Dial 
McMillan, '63; Judy Barbee Crothers 
and Julie Blanchard Batchelor, '66; Liz 
Jenning Shupe, '70; Clarke Beckner and 
Val Payne, '76; Claudia Woody. '77; 
Pam McCain Pearce and Jean Huffman 
Carter, '81; Martha Towier Robson and 
LeAnne Williamson, '85; and Alice 
Blair and Levie Smith, '86. 

As the College sets its goals higher, so 
will the Annual Fund. Goals for 1986-87 
include a dollar amount of S825 .000 and 
50% participation by alumnae, which 
would place us in a rare group of bacca- 
laureate, liberal arts colleges with that 
high a participation level. After last 
year's strong performance, anything is 

Editor: R. Eric Staley 

Art/Graphics; Janet Wilkins, Marsha Vayvada 

Alumnae News: Lee Johnston Foster 

Mary Baldwin College 
Staunton, Virginia 
Vol. XXXV, No. 4 

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ON THE COVER: pot York and Betty Broyles 

Program For Gifted 
Leads to Legacy 
for Mother/Daughter 

When it was time for .^nn Byford to 
change schools after completion of the 
eighth grade, her mother called Mary 
Baldwin. Betsy Kenig Byford '68 
thought o.f her alma mater as a resource. 
Perhaps someone at Mary Baldwin could 
give her information which would ease 
the crises the Byford family faced. Ann 
had been unhappy in school for years but 
the problems had reached new pro- 
poriions since Ann would be transferred 
to another public school without a pro- 
gram for the gifted. 

For the eight years of public education 
Ann had thought of herself as "differ- 
ent." School was simply bonng and she 
wiled away her time creating problems 
for herself. Upon receiving a math ex- 
ercise, a paragraph of numbers of simple 
addition. Ann dutifully added the first 
two lines, became bored and multiplied 
die third line, subtracted the fourth and 
divided the fifth. The sum was incorrect, 
of course. The computations were cor- 
rect but that did not count. 

When Ann entered the "gifted" 
classes she discovered that she was re- 
quired to do twice as much work as the 
rest of the class. If the assignment was to 
collect 20 rocks, she had to gather 40. 
Infrequently Ann was asked by teachers 
to extend herself, and only occasionally 
was she encouraged to take a problem to 
its logical end. It was not enough to keep 
Ann's interest. 

Betsy, on the other hand, recalled her 
school days as happy ones. Her years at 
Mary Baldwin had stood her in good 
stead. She even found value in the 
toughness of the comprehensive exams 
her senior year. "Jim Lott can ask some 
piercing questions." says Ann with a 
^definite narrowing of her eyes. "I'm 
absolutely comfortable in any situation 
and I believe it has a lot to do with my 
education at Mary Baldwin. ' ' The liberal 
aris cumculum provided the confidence 
and footing for her present position as the 
Director of Visitor Services for the Tex- 
tile Hall Corporation. 

Contact with Mary Baldwin remained 
strong with Betsy. She and her husband 
sent Ann to the Computer Camp one 
summer. Her father stopped by the cam- 
pus when travelling with young Ann one 
summer vacation. Ann still has the 
photograph of her in front of Ham and 
Jam. And. just over a year ago Betsy 

PEG student, Ann Byford. left, and her 
mother. Betsy Kenig Byford '68. 

called Mary Baldwin to see if anyone 
could help her find a new and exciting 
direction for Ann who would enter the 
ninth grade that fall. Very soon after that 
phone call Betsy and Ann were in Tee 
Garrison's office. 

"If Tee had asked Ann to stay after the 
first interview, she would have stayed 
without question," says Betsy. "Ann 
was so excited, so pleased, so happyV 
Ann did arrive in the fall to enter into the 
charter class of PEG. How did Ann find 
that first year? "Hard!" replies Ann. "I 
had to learn to study for the first time." 

She studied. She managed her work, 
her time, her new friendships, and being 

ay from home. Ann thrived. She 

wanted to play s 

Team of Stau 
YMCA. She y 
field and scorii 


r and found the only 
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sponsored by the 

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) time at all. 

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The Byfords found new friends at 
Mary Baldwin also. They found the fam- 
ilies of the other PEG students and dis- 
covered that they shared the anxieties 
and fears they had felt about their daugh- 
ters' futures. Now they've found re- 
assurance and joy about the possibilities. 

The Byfords spent the best summer 
ever together. It must have been, since 
Ann's twelve year old brother told her 
so. They sent Ann off to Mary Baldwin 
without any reservation whatever. "We 
knew she was ours forjust a short while. 
It was just a little shorier than we ex- 
pected, but we are so happy for her," 
says Betsy. Both mother and daughter 
smile. It does look like a good match. 

DuPont Fund Awards 
$1,223 Million Grant 
to Program for Gifted 

Mary Baldwin College has been awarded 
a grant of SI. 223 million by the Jessie 
Ball duPont Religious, Chantable and 
Educational Fund in support of the Col- 
lege's Program for the Exceptionally 
Gifted (PEG). The grant will be allocated 
over a four year period in decreasing 

PEG went on the drawing boards in 

1983 as a program for gifted and highly 
motivated girls who had completed their 
eighth grade in high school and who had 
the mental and emotional capacity to 
undertake a curriculum combining high 
school and college courses. Students in 
PEG earn the baccalaureate degree from 
Mary Baldwin after five years of study 
and residence at the College. 

The duPont Fund provided 5250,000 
in seed money for the project, and in 
1985, die first class of 1 1 enrolled. The 
overwhelming success of the charter year 
led to an enrollment increase for 1986 to 
27, a short feauire on die Cable News 
Network, and a new proposal to the du- 
Pont Fund. With die assistance of the 
new grant. Mary Baldwin College will 
significantly increase the scholarship aid 
available to PEG students, hire new fac- 
ulty and a special guidance counselor, 
and upgrade the computer and laboratory 

equipment of die College. 

Since the Program for the Excep- 
tionally Gifted draws upon the r 
of all the College's academic i 
important npple effect of the grant will 
be to strengthen the College overall . with 
PEG serving as a conduit. By 1990, the 
College hopes to have 150 students en- 
rolled in PEG and attending classes side 
by side with the College's hraditional 

At the announcement of the award. 
Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson, PresidentofMaiy 
Baldwin College, said "The trustees of 
the Jessie Ball duPont Fund have ex- 
pressed, through this grant, their con- 
fidence in the creative ability of faculty 
and staff at Mary Baldwin College. Our 
program is solid, and our ability to carry 
it into the future is without question. The 
Fund has recognized and supported us in 
a most significant way. We are proud of 
that fact at Mary Baldwin College and 
determined to make the Jessie Ball du- 
Pont Fund increasingly proud of us. For 
we are in a cooperative venture together, 
and committed mumally to its success. In 
a sense, we art at the beginning of our 
work on a combined project; we shall 
continue to seek the Fund's guidance and 
close involvement with the College's 
faculty, staff, and students." 

Tennis Team 
Wins Season 

The Mary Baldwin College tennis 
team continued an unbroken streak of 
sixteen winning seasons by posting a fail 
overall record of 7-2. In Old Dominion 
Athletic Conference play, the team went 

The team was strong in both regular 
and tournament play, blanking five col- 
lege teams, and placing 12th in the Sal- 
isbury State Tournament. Mary Baldwin 
was the only Division Ul team to rank so 
high in the toornament. 

The Mary BaJdwm doubles team of 
Candy Godsey and Karin Whatt reached 
the semi-finals of the tournament where 
they lost to the number one seeded 
doubles team of Cayne Connell and 
Megan Rooney of Old Dominion Uni- 

Martha Coates. the number one player 
on the MBC team, is currently ranked 
6th in the country in Division LU by the 
Intercollegiate Tennis Association. As 
such, she is "free listed" by the Head 
Racket Company which sends her free 
rackets for her personal use. 

Coach Lois Blackburn predicts a 
strong future for the team which sports 
an "outstanding group of freshman who 
are directed, hardworking, and have fine 
attitudes." Coach Blackburn has led the 
MBC team since 1969 and has amassed a 
187-82 overall record. 

New Video 
Takes A 

An 8-minute video cassette on Mary 
Baldwin College became a valuable tool 
for the admissions office this fall during 
its first recruitment season. 

The program, produced for the Col- 
lege by a firm in North Carolina, 
received high marks as it was taken on 
tour by admissions representatives to 
college fairs and high schools. The pro- 
gram gives the viewer a sense of the 
College that only a personal visit could 
improve on. 

Scenes of the campus and the sur- 
rounding environment are interspersed 
with voice-overs and interviews about 
Mary Baldwin's academic programs, 
campus life, and the preparation for ca- 
reer opportunities available. Interviews 
with alumna are used to characterize life 
after Mary Baldwin. 

Individuals interested in viewing the 
video should contact the College's ad- 
missions office at (703) 887-7023. 


One result of the duPont Fund's award 
to Mary Baldwin College was an ex- 
plosion of national attention focused on 
PEG. Stories about the Program for the 
Exceptionally Gifted were carried 
throughout the country over National 
Public Radio and the Associated Press- 
Regionally, coverage came in news- 
papers, on radio, and over television to 
every major area of Virginia. 

Now, because of a minute and a half 
spot on NBC affiliate, Channel 29, out of 
Charlottesville, a nationally distributed 
story on PEG will be carried by the NBC 
network- PEG will be featured on the 
January 6 broadcast of "Main Street," a 
network information show for teenagers 
hosted by Bryant Gumbel of The Today 
Show, The producer of the show has 
already been to Mary Baldwin to meet 
the girls and conceive the script with 
their help. Later m November he will 
return, as will the NBC film crew who 
will spend three days shooting the raw 

Betsy Hopeman, a PEG smdent. has 
been chosen to act as "reporter" and to 
write the script. The cameras will follow 
her around campus covering a typical 
day at Mary Baldwin for untypical stu- 
dents. Be sure to mark your calendars 
and watch your local listings (limes may 
vary from region to region) so you won't 
miss this important opportunity. 



The 1986-87 college year began this 
September wiih all numbers up. The new 
student enrollment for the year is210, up 
10 percent over last year, this year's 
Bailey scholars number 21, as compared 
to 15 last year; and once agam SAT's 
have risen, this year by 17 points. 

Quite a way to begin in a new year that 
shows the total of degree-seeJang stu- 
dents nudging 1,000, with a traditional 
class enrollment of 590. The increase m 
freshman enrollment, the expansion of 
the Adult Degree Program, and the 
growth of the Program for the Excep- 
tionally Gifted, have ail combined to 
give Mary Baldwin its largest total en- 
rollment ever. 

Forty-five percent of the entering 
class have come to MBC from Virginia 
high schools. The freshman class, how- 
ever, represents 22 states overall, with 
Texas and Maryland following Virginia 
in number of students entenng. 

Transfer students have come from 
twelve states and two foreign countries. 
Five students transferred to Mary Bald- 
win from Japan, and 1 has come from 
Pakistan. As with freshman enrollment, 
transfer students from other Virginia col- 
leges represent a significant percentage 
of the total number. Of the 37 transfers, 
17 are from Virginia. 

Enrollment in the Program for the 
Exceptionally Gifted more than doubled 
as the program entered its second year. 
The 1 1 charter students were jomed by 
16 new students this vear. PEG director, 

Christme Gamson, believes the growth 
is attributable to the program addressing 
a real need, but she also recognizes that 
the Cable news Network spot on PEG 
this summer attracted interest and at least 
one student. PEG has a goal of 150 
students by 1990 {please see articles 
elsewhere in this issue on PEG). 

While younger smdents were coming 
in greater numbers to Mary Baldwm this 
fall, adults in the Adult Degree Program 
went through the largest Fall Orientation 
in die program's history. New students 
entering the program numbered 120, 
bnnging the total enrollment to 320. 

The usual fare of mixers, onentation 
programs, special events, and picnic 
lunches greated new smdents, allevi- 
ating some of the confiision through fun, 
learning, and an opportunity to meet 
returning students. The weather was co- 
operative, providing plenty of warmth 
and sunshine for most of the orientation 
and arrival weekend. 

Parents and siblings were seen every- 
where carrying the luggage and personal 
possessions of smdents from cars to resi- 
dence halls. Among those items were 
memorabilia from die 139 high schools 
MBC's incoming freshman last at- 
tended- The importance of the memories 
from those schools — 71 percent of 
which were public, 29 percent private — 
quickly began to fade as a new year in a 
new place began, and Maiy Baldwin 
inched forward as alma mater to another 
new class. 

Communications Institute 
Gains Equipment, Becomes 

The Mary Baldwin College Com- 
munications Institute has become a state- 
of-the-arts hands-on learning lab for stu- 
dents through the purchase of S100,000 
worth of audio, visual, and computer 
pnntmg equipment. 

The equipment will make possible the 
production of professional quality video 
tapes, the operation of a television sm- 
dio, and the preparation of computer 
assisted publications with an Apple 
Desk-Top Pubhshing System. 

Students will not only learn the tech- 
nology surrounding the new equipment, 
diey will also apply that knowledge in 
practice. With the help of Instimte tSrec- 
tor, Shirley Rawley, and Communica- 
tions program professor. Dr. William 
DeLeeuw, students in the communica- 

tions program are already producing vid- 
eos for and about campus activities, of- 
fices, and programs. The first of these, a 
video on the Communications Institute 
itself, was shown to visitors dunng Fall 
Leadership Conference weekend. 

The Apple Desk-Top Publishing Sys- 
tem IS also in use. and students are cre- 
ating "MBC Today." a campus letter, 
on the equipment. The system enables 
the operator to set type, design page 
formats, change the sizes of typographi- 
cal elements on the page, see the com- 
plete page on a monitor, and then prmt 
the document exactly as it appears. 

Plans for the Institute include gomg 
public by producing communications 
tools for clients outside the Mary Bald- 
win family — a possibility made realistic 
by the purchase of the new equipment. 

James Lott Wins 
Literary Prize 

A shori story by Dr. James Lott, Dean 
of the College, has been selected for 
inclusion in the 1987 edition of The 
O'Henry Prize Stories. 

Dr. Lon's story, "The Janeites," first 
appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Re- 
view this summer. It was there diat the 
editor of the O'Henry Prize Stories se- 
ries, William Abrahams, read the story 
and chose it for a prize. 

The O'Henry is one of the most dis- 
tinguished awards a short story writer 
can receive. It is named for WiUiam 
Sydney Porter, an American writer who 
gained international fame under the pen 
name O'Henry. Most readers know of 
O'Henry through his classic story "The 
Gift of the Magi." 

The O'Henry Prize Stories: 1987 con- 
taining Dr. Lott's story will be pubUshed 
by Doubleday next spring. 

Writer. James Lott 

Message From 
the President 

We have had an interesting and con- 
structive summer and fall at Mary Bald- 
win. Faculty, staff, our various govern- 
ing and advisory boards, and our archi- 
tects and contractors have been very 
busy carrying Mary Baldwin into the 
future through planning sessions and re- 
sultant decisions. 

Over the summer our faculty con- 
vened nine Task Forces to discuss the 
frmire of academics at Mary Baldwin 
and to identify new directions based on 
traditional areas of strength. Under 
the able leadership of Dr. James Lott, 
who became Dean of the College in July, 
those Task Forces did some amazing 

Two decfsions worth noting are the 
recommendations by the Task Forces, 
and the subsequent passage by the fac- 
ulty, of two new majors. One, Market- 
ing Communications, will draw on the 
.strengths-of our communications and 
business departments, and complement 
nicely our new Communications Insti- 
mte. The other. Health Care Admin- 
istration, will round out our already 
strong pre-medical curricula, by pro- 
viding course work in management and 
business with a clearly defined publi 
service emphasis, preparing our young 
women for positions of leadership in * 
growing and important field. Thi; 
major, too, reflects a service orientation 
so firmly a part of the Mary Baldwin 

WTiile facudy and staff took Mary 
Baldwin- into the fiiture, architects and 
contractors began work to restore our 
past. Academic Building, after 77 years 
of contmuous use, was closed down for 
complete renovation. This is but phase 
one of a major overhaul of campus facili- 
and expansion that will continue intc 
8. I wish all of you could be or 
campus to feel the excitement of these 
physical changes going on and projected 
in the architects' plans. A new Mary 
Baldwin is being fashioned for a 
era, and the traditional commitment of 
our faculty and staff will make it work. 
In spite of the inconvenience of cam- 
pus construction. Mary Baldwin en- 
rolled a new class of 210 this fall without 
hitch- This figure is a ten percent in- 
ease over last year! Our Board of 
Trustees, the Advisory Board of Visi- 
tors, the Parents' Council, and the 
Alumnae Association Board of Directors 
have each responded in their own special 
ways to diis vote of confidence. Whether 
through guidance toward our upcoming 
;pital campaign, assistance in respond- 
g to our student's developmental 
needs , or a re-dedication to help us in the 
recruitment process so that next year we 
surpass this year's success, diese 
groups of talented individuals have al- 
lowed us better to see how others see us, 
and have guided as toward quality and 

These are, indeed, exciting times at 
Mary Baldwin. The air is filled with 
anticipation of good yet to come, and the 
satisfaction that comes with being a part 
of all that we at die College have long 
valued. We are attracting the best sm- 
dents, faculty, staff, and friends an insti- 
tution can hope for, and we mean to 
lue to do everything we must to 
deserve them. 


William Johnson. Chairman of the MBC 
Advisom Board of Visitors and program 
chairman for the ASPA conference, 
stands to honor President Tyson after her 

President Tyson 
Addresses Conference 

President Cynthia H. Tyson presented 
a luncheon address to attendees at the 
first World Congress on Human Re- 
sources in Washington, September 22, 
organized by the American Society for 
Personnel Admini strati on . 

Dr. Tyson spoke on "Competition 
and the Human Spuit" and stressed the 
need for life-long learning and the role 
education should play in instilling the 
value of work, flexibility, and the will- 
ingness to change. 

More than 200 participants from 29 
countries — more than half of them from 
abroad — anended the conference which 
was planned around the general theme of 
"Global Enterprise and Human Re- 
source Management." 

Mary Baldwin Wins 
Cost Reducti(Hi Award 

The College has been presented a 
1986 Cost Reduction Incentives Award 
by the National Association of Col- 
lege and University Busmess Officers 
(NACUBO) and the United States Steel 
Foundation, Inc. 

The award is in recognition of the 
$72,330 Mary Baldwin will save annu- 
ally through Its direct purchase of natural 
gas from- a local pipeline distribution-- 

The direct purchase agreement was 
made possible when the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission recently 
adopted new regulations governing the 
sale and purchase of natural gas. The 
College will realize the savmgs by buy- 
ing the gas locally and distributing it to 
the campus boiler plants each month. 

Forty-frve awartk were given to insti- 
tutions that implemented outstanding 
cost reduction programs. Eleven honor- 
able mentions were also given by the 
national i 

Former President is 
Among Top 100 

Dr. Virginia L. Lester, past- president 
of Mary Baldwin College, has been 
named one of the nation's 100 most ef- 
fective leaders of academic institutions 
in the country. The national survey was 
financed by a grant from the Exxon Edu- 
cation Fund, and names five other Vir- 
ginia college and university presidents to 
die exclusive list. 

Dr. Lester served as president of Mary 
Baldwin from 1977 to 1985, and is now a 
second-year law student at Stanford Uni- 
versity. During her presidency, the Col- 
lege recovered its financial footing and 
moved forward with the development of 
such successful projects as the Adult 
Degree Program and die Program for the 
Exceptionally Gifted. 

The survey asked 485 chief ex- 
ecutives, higher-education officials, and 
scholars who study the presidency to 
nominate the most effective in their 
roles. Only Uiree states — Massachusetts, 
Texas, and California — have more col- 
lege presidents named among the top 100 
than Virginia. 

Joining Dr. Lester on the list are Ron- 
ald E- Carrier of James Madison Univer- 
sity; Robert M. O'Neil of the University 
of Virginia; George Johnson of George 
Mason University; E. Bruce Heilman of 
the University of Richmond; and Paula 
T. Brownlee of Hoilins College. 

Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson, President of 
Mary Baldwin College, congratulated 
Dr. Lester, saying "It makes all of us at 
Mary Baldwin College feel extremely 
proud of you. and of the College, too. 
We are basking m the credit you bring to 
the College." 

continued from p. J 
Honors Program. The Bailey Scholars 
are the only students who enter the 
Honors Program as freshmen. 

The Alumnae Chapter Achievement 
Award was presented by Lindsay Gould- 
thorpe "73, president of the Alumnae 
Association, to the Richmond Chapter. 
The award was first given in 1961 and 
continues to recognize outstanding 
achievement by an alumna chapter in the 
areas of admissions, annual giving, 
chapter activities, fundraising, and cre- 
ativity. Ten chapters from around the 
country competed for the 1985-86 
award. Melissa Wimbish Ferrell '71 ac- 
cepted the award for die Richmond chap- 

The convocation was followed by a 
luncheon in Hunt Dining Hall. Dot York, 
president of the Parents' Association. 
gave the welcoming remarks. 

Text of Founders' 
Day Address 

When Dr. Lott contacted me about 
appearing at this meeting, 1 was highly 
honored but most reluctant to accept. 
Neither of us could decide upon a topic 
for my talk. What can be said at a Found- 
ers' Day ceremony that has not been said 
over and over again? I reminded him of 
my resume. It would reveal a most ordi- 
nary life and career — a graduate of Mary 
Baldwin, a pediatrician, a wife, the 
mother of two wonderful, willful girls, 
and an employee of the University of 
Texas Medical School at Houston. My 
life has been interesting and fulfilhng to 
me — but what in that resume — the 
blandest of the bland — could provide a 
topic that would interest an assembly 
such as this? I was much impressed with 
myself when Dr. Lott told me that I had 
hit upon an ideal topic. I was delighted 
with what 1 had done but still did not have 
the slightest idea what it was. 

He enlightened me — I should describe 
-my impressions-of-Mary- Baldwin — as-a 
student — as a graduate — as a basis for 
my own career — I was to be Alice — 
looking at Mary Baldwin from the out- 
side. In other words, I could un- 
ashamedly talk about myself- 

I admitted more knowledge on this 
subject than any other, so I took the easy 
way and quickly acquiesced. With your 
indulgence, I shall reminisce about Mary 
Baldwin and me. 

I came to Mary Baldwin with no great 
purpose in mind. My brother, a graduate 
of Washington and Lee, insisted on Mary 
Baldwin— because it was the most con- 
veniently located of the female insti- 
tutions (as he refenred to them) for Uie 
boys from Washington and Lee, V.M.I. , 
University of Virginia and other colleges 
for men in Virginia. 

Further, my parents, to use a Texas 
cliche, made it very clear that I could 
anend any college anywhere — but they 
would pay for my education if it included 
two years at a Virginia college for 

These were reasons enough for me. I 
had no preconceived ideas for a career. 
In my mind I had run the entire gamut — 
from ranching to veterinary medicine, to 
horse breeding, to law, to goat herding, 
to the practice of medicine. Medicine 
was now at the top of the list — but just 
barely. Obviously this goal was not pro- 
nounced. Otherwise, I would have en- 
rolled in the University of Texas. 1 would 
have entered its pre-medical program 
with its emphasis on chemistry, physics, 
biology, botany and the like. These were 
then the demanding prerequisites for 
admission to medical school — and, pre- 
sumably, for success in mastering the 
medical school curricula. 

On the contrary, in my usual fashion, I 
did everything to make medical school 
admission more difficult. 1 enrolled in 
Mary Baldwin, a liberal arts college, not 
recognized for its emphasis on pre- 
medical studies. I spent a year in Spain. I 
was forced to change ray schedule com- 
pletely my senior year — and to carry an 
unusually heavy work load. 

Still I was lucky. These seeming mis- 
takes in career planning worked for me. 
With the help of some wonderful people 
at Mary Baldwin, even my year — 
particularly my year — in Spain was a 

Before I left for Spain, it was deter- 


mined that in my senior year I could not 
meet all the requirements for graduation 
and at the same time schedule the re- 
maining minimum hours in biology re- 
quired for medical school. With all of our 
planning, I would lack one hour of biol- 
ogy. Dr. Mehner and Dr. Ely saved die 
day. If 1 could spend a certain number of 
hours working in a Spanish hospital. 1 
would receive this one hour of credit. It 
seemed an onerous requirement at the 
time, but resulted in one of the most 
interesting and beneficial expjeriences of 
my life. Arrangements were completed, 
and when the Mary Baldwin students 
were settled in Madrid. I was allowed to 
work in a hospital each afternoon. 

It was the most modem, best equipped 
hospital in Spain, especially designed for 
General Franco. None of the staff spoke 
more than a few words of English. I 
became familiar with medical Spanish 
and medical terminology This was basic 
education. It has served me well in medi- 
cal school, m practice, and in teaching — 
in an area of the United States more and 
more populated by Spanish speaking 

At the time of graduation . I knew that I 
had been admitted to the University of 
Texas Medical Branch, at Galveston! die 
oldest medical school west of the Mis- 
sissippi. It is strange, I am sure, but I felt 
immediately that I was as well prepared 
as my classmates who had followed the 
traditional pre-medical cumculum. Very 
early I realized that they were not an 
academic threat to me. It was at this time 
that 1 began to recognize the value of my 
years at Mary Baldwin. 

A further realization came in my third 
and fourth years — when me moved into 
patient diagnosis and care; when medical 
histories had to be clearly and correctiy 
recorded; when communication with the 
panent was essential to his proper diag- 
nosis and treatment. I determined that 
not a single course was wasted at Mary 
— Baldwin^foc/z, regardless of how-ob- 
scure and unrelated it appeared at the 
time, has been of value to me in practice 
and in administration. 

Occasions such as this invariably face 
die hazards of nostalgia. Any look at the 
educational monuments around us 
swings our scope toward the past. If we 
are philosophic, we remind one another 
that life — including academic life — is 
brief; but that knowledge is durable and 

Widi knowledge and the better under- 
standing of knowledge, we are offered a 
ncher and fuller life. Almost daily I hear 
the lament from students that they will go 
forth into a world they never made. I 
remind them that they also came into a 
world blessed with advantages never 
dreamed of by their parents; that they 
come from homes and schools and an 
ordered way of living m freedom — 
which they also never made. They have 
available to them an amazing variety and 
a grand scale of educational opportuni- 
ties. Lost to the thoughts of those who 
decry the woes of the world, is that now 
as in no other time or place, has society 
so obligated itself to make educational 
opportunities available to all. 

The level and kind of education that 
one obtains, of course, is not something a 
benevolent institution can bestow If one 
lacks ability or ambition. Those who 
prevail at Mary Baldwin obviously have 
the ability — otherwise they could not 
have remained here. What tiiey do with 
that ability depends upon ambition — the 
desire to achieve — the application of the 
knowledge that surrounds us. 

The solutions to all our problems lie 
somewhere around us. The geniuses who 
have helped to remake the world in med- 

in 1 


Cunes, the Einsteins, the Shakespeares 
— did not create new matter in the uni- 
verse. They simply found new ways to 
use what was already here. William 
Shakespeare did not invent the English 
language. The words making up the Eng- 
lish language were available to all. Yet 
he blended these words into the greatest 
literary works of all time. 

Education and knowledge are selfish 
subjects — although they offer them- 
selves to all of us. They cling together 
closely. They must be wheedled and 
coaxed into releasing themselves. 

Education is ademanding, selfish mis- 

tress. You do not ask for education and 
receive it; you study and plan and work 
for it. The aim and purpose of Mary 
Baldwin is to prepare its graduates to 
become independent, lifelong learners. 
_ I have sat on the admissions com- 
mittee of my school for several years and 
I see a definite change in die thinking of 
those who recommend admissions. We 
have found no hallmarks to genius; but 
we are looking more and more for the 
well-rounded student— certainly the 
academically qualified— but less the 
total scientist and more the student of the 
liberal arts — with enthusiasm and desire. 

For those of you who leave Mary 
Baldwin with a liberal ans degree, be of 
stout heart. Admissions committees, 
employment requirements, are moving 
toward those who have been taught to 
study, to think, to analyze, to persevere. 

You may have read a recent article 
appearing in Newsweek, praising the lib- 
eral arts graduates and reviewing their 
prospects in die job market. The article 
points out that what is crucial to ad- 
vancement in business, industry, educa- 
tion, is not specialized training but the 
ability to think critically and judge 
wisely — that a student's best career 
preparation is one that emphasizes gen- 
eral understanding and intellectual 
curiosity — a knowledge of how to learn 
and a desire to do it. Literature, history, 
philosophy, languages, and the social 
sciences — majors that many students 
avoid today — are the ones traditionally 
believed to develop such habits — the ar- 
eas in which Mary Baldwin excels. 

The article further reveals that the 
social science and humanities graduates 
move into middle management at least as 
rapidly and successfully as business and 
engineering counterparts. There are 
many paths to success and students 
should not force themselves down any 
single one if their true interests lie else- 

Iquote from an article wntten-over 20 
years ago by Dr. Paul A. Weiss for the 
journal of the American Medical As- 

"The educational system is in 
need of greater diversity and 
differentiation, not of greater uni- 
formity and standardization. 

Liberal education versus scien- 
tific training is turning from a slo- 
gan to a battle cry. Would both 
sides only learn more about each 
other, the misconceptions and per- 
verted meanings, which underlie 
the noise, would readily subside. 
Without a scientific core, liberal 
education remains hollow; con- 
versely scientific training removed 
from its cultural context is sterile. 

In the expanding universe of 
human welfare, there must be 
room for both happily to expand in 

As there is no antithesis between gen- 
eral education, liberal and vocational 
education, there is no occasion to re- 
linquish stressing the importance of all 
the principal branches of knowledge. 

Woodrow Wilson warned many years 
ago "'.Men do not live in a rut in Amer- 
ica," The solutions to the problems 
which plague mankind are not found 
alone in the domain of the physical 
science but also in the realm of the social 
sciences and humanistic studies — that 
the problems that call for sober thought- 
fulness and mere devotion are as pressing 
as those that call for practical efficiency. 
Certainly liberal arts are not the only road 
to success; but they no longer restrict or 

So you see we are in good company 
and there is hope for all of us who choose 
Mary Baldwin and liberal ans — for those 
who follow their true interest with en- 
thusiasm and perseverance — who. like 
Agatha Chnstie's Hercule Poirot, use 
dieir "little grey cells."' 

To fetch a paraphrase from a 
seventeenth-century dramatist, out of all 

This bawling infan[ building and iis crew 

Can leach us naughl if ihey can ! teach us new; 

Make fresti (he olden time and caste and touch 

Saving our future from each fearful night 
Of ill-staned omens and the wretched plight. 
Of those who know no uses for iheir Head 
But still lo nod and hide themselves in bed. 


Fall Leadership Weekend: 
Ceremony, Smiles, Awards 

Dot York. President of the Parents' Asso- 
ciation enjoys a light moment. 

Bill Rather shares the pleasure of faculty presentation with. John Rice. left. Executive Dr. Margaret McNeese '67, Founders' 
Director of College Development. Day speaker, spoke on the value of a 

liberal arts education. 

Susie Hansen, left. Chair of the Parents Council Task Force and Dick Derbes right Chair of the Advisory Ray Uttenhovefrom Atlanta. Georgia, member-at-large on the Alumnae 
Board of Visitors Task Force gain new insight on the Rosemarie Sena Center from Dr John Haire Board responds during Board session of the Annual Giving Committee. 

William Johnson, Chairman of the 
Advisory Board of Visitors, ad 
dresses new members of the Advi- 
sory Board of Visitors and Parents 

Lindsay Ryland Gouldlhorpe 7j Prendenc of the 
the Chapter 
Achievement Award to Melissa Wimbish Ferrell 
' 71 , former President of the Richmond Alumnae 

Students and faculty listen attentively to Founders' Day address 


A bright future 

for Mary Baldwin 


1|0 a flaking N^iua 

Mary Baldwin College 

Alumnae Office 

Alumna Celebrates 
Her Hundredth as 
Museum Turns Twenty 

When Bessie Heard was 80 years 
young, she decided to open a museum. It 
was a chance to clean house of her four- 
score collection of natural history treas- 
ures and put them in a place where others 
could see them. 

Thatwas 1966. This year the museum, 
the Heard Natural Science Museum and 
Wildlife Sanctuary, celebrated its 20th- 
anniversary, and Bessie Heard turned 
100. The 256-acre site located 30 miles 
north of Dallas is now home to 240 
species of birds, mammals, reptiles and 
amphibians; 150 species of wildflowers; 
and 50 species of trees, shrubs, and 
vines. The museum has twice outgrown 
its facilities, and Bessie has been around 
to see it all. 

The daughter of a wealthy Texas mer- 
chant and real estate investor. Ms. Heard 
is an alumna of Mary Baldwin College, 
classof 1905. In 1916 she enrolled in the 
Parsons School of Interior Design m 
New York, and upon graduation returned 
to Texas to hold her first and only job as 
an interior decorator. She quit shonly 
thereafter to care for her aging parents in 

That year she and members of the 
Delphian Club began a tree-planting 
project that resulted in hackbeny trees 
that still shade the downtown area of the 
town. "I think that was the best thing 
I've ever done." she remembers. 

She travelled Europe and the United 
Stales extensively before World War I 
and began her-collection of treasures that - 
would half a century later become part of 
her museum. Those travels continued 
throughout her life. "I've never been to 
China, I'msony to say," but this is Ms. 
Heard's only regret in her hundreth year. 

Ms. Heard was always an adven- 
turesome woman. As a young lady she 
would gallop on a horse, riding astride 
like a man. She was one of the first 
women in McKinney to have a bicycle, 
according to friends, and in 1913 she 
returned from a trip to Paris with a gown 
with a split up the side that would have 
caused scandal back home. 

"She was a liberated woman in the 
highest sense of the word," said museum 
board member John McCraw. "If there 
was a project that needed doing. Miss 
Bess would start the ball rolling. In fact, 
she was one of the primary movers of the 
library in McKinney. Back then, women 

1 pioneer for all 
women, really," he said. "Words can't 
express what Miss Bess means to Mc- 
Kinney and North Texas." But the mu- 
seum, perhaps, can preserve that mean- 
— Ms.-Heard-is-Che-last-oHicr-tmmediatc — 
family. Her sisters have died as well as 
their children. Ms. Heard never married: 
"The man I would have married never 
asked me. The ones who did ask, I didn't 
want." she says. Her children are the 
pieces of her collection which live on in 
her museum. 

On October 15, 1986, Dr. Cynthia H. 
Tyson, President of Mary Baldwin. 
presented Ms. Heard with a plaque in 
honor of her grand accomplishments. 
The occasion was a luncheon of The 
Preservation of the Animal World So- 
ciety (P.A.W.S.), founded by Sarah 
Cabell Pavey "45, held at the Loews 
Anatole Hotel in Dallas. The society and 
the Heard Museum have in common the 
support of our natural world. Recogni- 
tion of Ms. Heard at this event was 
highly appropriate and a well deserved 
tnbute to this woman of a 100 years. 

Banner Adds Drama, 
Dollars, to Arts Event 

by Libby Mohr 

When Sally Dorsey Danner '64 was 
asked to serve as chairman of the 1984 
Beaux Arts Ball and Auction, an annual 
fundraising event for The Atlanta Col- 
lege of Art, she accepted reluctantly, 
saying that she was not very good at 
fundraising and worried that she would 
not be able to make the 525,000 goal the 
event was expected to raise. 

Sally is the wife of Bill Danner, a 
financial planner, and the mother of two 
sons. Tucker and John. She is a designer 
with her own firm, Sally Danner De- 
signs, and as an avocation is a potter. 
She had been most known for her cre- 
ative skills. 

The 1984 Beaux Arts Ball, under 
Sally's leadership, was attended by a 
record- setting 500 guests and raised 
540,000. Wheels began to turn inside of 
Sally's head, and she shared her ideas 
with fellow members of the board of 
directors of The Atlanta College of .Art. 
As a founding member of the Woodruff 
Arts Center which also houses the At- 
lanta Symphony Orchestra, the Alliance 
Theatre and the High Museum of Art. 
the college has an important position in 
the cultural life of Atlanta and the South- 
east. Students come from across the 
country to work toward a Bachelor of 
Fine Arts degree at the college. Why not. 

reigned as the first King of Carnival, and 
his queen was the late Phoebe Lundeen, 
for many years a leader of the arts and 
human rights in Atlanta. Designer Oleg 
Cassini was the queen's escort for the 
tableau. Fifteen coUege-age princesses 
from throughout Georgia were pre- 
sented, and a Mystick Krewe of merry- 
makers entertained one thousand guests. 
The ball and auction raised 5125,000 
and a full-page story in the Atlanta 
Journal-Constitution described it as one 
of Atianta's main events of the year. 

The board asked Sally to chair the ball 
one more year to assure that the ball 
would become an established annual 
celebration. The 1986 ball and auction 
raised 5175 ,000, and the board now con- 
siders Sally chairman emeritus. She has 
enlarged the volunteer committee to 
oversee the many aspects of the ball, and 
the college will hire a part-time paid 
assistant for Sally for the months pre- 
ceding the event each year. 

Sally's skills have not gone unnoticed 
by other cultural and charitable organi- 
zations in Atlanta. She now serves on the 
board of Friends of Piedmont Hospital, 
the Board of Governors of the WXIA- 
TV Community Service Awards, the 
Ruth Mitchell Dance Company, the Al- 
liance Theatre Guild, the Community 
Advisory Council for International Stud- 

Sally thought, broaden the scope of the 
ball and make it a state-wide event that 
would draw guests from throughout 
Georgia? The ball had always been in 
late January. Why not move it to early 
February and make it Atianta's annual 
Mardi Gras celebration? Sally presented 
her plans at a board meeting, A stunning 
woman, Sally has a unique way of ex- 
pressing herself, and her presentation 
was an event in itself. The board agreed 
to enlarge the scope of the ball — if Sally 
would agree to chair the ball a second 

Carnival '85/Beaux Arts Ball was an 
cess. Senator Sam Nunn 

ilefi. and Ted 

ies and the North Fulton High School 
PTSA. When she cannot give direct ser- 
vice and time, she is often asked to serve 
as an advisor for fundraising and public 
relations events. 

Recentiy. the college listed the alma 
maters, degrees, and majors of its board 
members so that appropriate academic 
regalia could be ordered for tliem to wear 
at the inauguration of its new president, 
Ofelia Garcia. It was noted that Sally 
Danner had majored in drama at Mary 
Baldwin College. 

"Drama!" remarked one admin- 
istrator. ' 'Now there is a woman who has 
put her education to good use." 

Alumna Authors Cookbook After Near Fatal Accident 

Donia Craig Dickerson '54 has had 
her ups and downs. She has been in orbit 
after meeting with a former First Lady, 
and m the depths of despair after the 
death of her husband and her own near 
fatal death in an auto accident. But one 
thing is clear. Donia keeps flying. 

Although Donia has recently pub- 
lished a book. My Salads to You, her 
own salad days came almost twenty 
years ago. At that time, she was com- 
missioner for portraits for the well 
known portrait artist Marshal Bouldin 
IK. In the early morning of November 5, 
1968, that job took on new meaning. 

That day "staned out just like any 
other day at our house. I was fixing 
instant oatmeal for the children. At 7 
a.m. the telephone rang and the operator 
said Washington was calling Mrs. Bu- 
ford Dickerson. It was Mrs. Gerry Van 
der Heuvel, press secretary to the First 
Lady," she recalls. 

So began the contact that would lead 
her and Bouldin to the White House to 
meet Mrs. Nixon and to arrange the 
sitting of the Nixon daughters, Julie and 

Tricia. Before she left Washington after 
that initial sitting, she took her son Bill, 
and Bouldin 's son George on a tour of 
the White House. 

"I couldn't believe they were put on 
Julie's tour." she remembers. "As tiiey 
were in the Rose Garden, she [Julie] 
pomted out her father's office. We heard 
someone say 'Hey, Julie,' and out came 
the President and shook hands with Bill 
and George. 

The visit sent her spinning. She recalls 
"floating out there in space, having had 
my personal visit with Mrs. Nixon and 
those precious girls." And son Bill will 
always rememberit as well, because Bill 
said he would never wash his hand 

Those are pleas 
lowed by good years with a growing 
young family consisting of son Bill and 
twin daughters. Francis Craig and Char- 
lotte Crandall. Buford Dickerson II 
owned Floonnen's Supply Co. and Sur- 
face Systems, and together they lived a 
happy family life in Nashville. 

But then in the summer of 1983, two 

terrible things happened to bring Donia 
out of orbit. Her husband Buford died 
suddenly after a short illness. One week 
after the burial , Donia lost control of her 
car and it skidded off the road into a tree . 
Her Honda burst into flames, with Donia 
pinned inside beneath the dashboard. 

Because her grief over the death of her 
husband was still great, she was at first 
ready to "join him." But then she made 
a sudden tum-around and began scream- 
ing ■ 'Dear God, let me live, my twins are 
not mamed," and calling out for help. 

Locals and passers-by rescued Donia, 
but it took her eight months to recover 
from the injuries she sustained in the 
accident. During that rime, much of 
which was spent in a body cast, she was 
able to give one daughter a full church 
wedding and write the cookbook. My 
Salads to You. 

This is part of Donia's story. It has 
been the part of her life which has served 
as an inspiration for her and countiess 
others who were near her m her stressful 
times. But there is yet another story, one 
that goes back more than 30 years to her 

days at Mary Baldwin and the end of a 

Aficionados of the big band and club 
orchestra days, and contemporaires of 
Doma's. may remember or recognize the 
Craig name. Her father was Francis 
Craig who, with his orchestra, made hits 
out of such songs as "Near You" and 
"Red Rose." In 1952 Francis Craig 
brought his orchestra to Mary Baldwin 
and played for Donia and her classmates. 
Following in her father's footsteps, 
Donia remembers her "claim to fame" 
at Mary Baldwin as the establishment of 
"The Baldwin Bombshells," her all-girl 
orchestra during the years 1950-52. 

Orchestra leader, art broker, and 
writer — each aspect of Donia Craig 
Dickerson has played an important part 
in her life. Her experiences, good and 
bad, have made her life meaningful to 
her and a model to others. 

My Salads to You is in a second print- 
ing and is available for 57.50 through the 
mail by writing to P.O. Box 50997, 
Nashville, TN 37205. 

Page Seven 





Those alumnae who have authored or 
edited books, articles, monographs, or 
plays which have been published on any 
subject are asked to donate one or two 
copies to the Alumnae Association. Pub- 
lished musicians are also encouraged to 
contribute. Please send your auto- 
graphed contributions and biographical 
information to Lee Johnston Foster '75. 
Executive Director of AJumnae Activi- 
ties, in the Alumnae Office. 

The Alumnae Association is interested 
in establishing a permanent library of 
alumnae works on campus. 

Holiday Treats 


Ham to Jam 

1 gal. cider 
1 c. cranberry juice 
1 — 46 02. can pineapple juice 
1 — 46 oz. can apncot nectar 
1 box stick cinnamon 

1 Tbsp. whole cloves 

'/z c. lemon juice 

mm flavoring — rum or brandy to taste 

Pour all ingredients together in large 

pot. Simmer one hour. Add mm 

flavonng (mm or brandy) last. Float 

small baked apples on top of wassail 

in punch bowl. Serve warm. Makes 

15-20 servings. Good with Christmas 

cookies, gingerbread with lemon 


Cathy Tomer Temple '68 


2 sticks butter (1 c.) 
2 c. sugar 

2 large eggs 

216 c. flour 

2 tsp. baking powder 

1 tsp. soda 

Vz tsp- salt 

1 tsp. cmnamon 

1 tsp. nutmeg 

2'/2 c. finely chopped raw apples 

1 c. chopped black walnuts (optional) 

2 c. confectioner's sugar 
2 Tbsp. water 

2 Tbsp. white symp 
2 Tbsp. soft butter 
1 tsp. lemon extract 
Cream butter and sugar together. Add 
eggs. Beat well. Add dry mgredients 
which have been sifted together. Fold 
in apples and nuts thoroughly. Batter 
will be very stiff. Grease and flour 
13 X 9 X 2 inch pan. Pour in batter 
and smooth over. Bake at 350 degrees 
for 40 minutes. Serve plain or with 
glaze. For glaze, mix all ingredients 
and spoon over warm cake. 12 gener- 
ous servings. 
Dot Hundley Neale '43 

The above recipes may be found in 
Mary Baldwin's cookbook. FROM 
HAM TO JAM which contains over 
500 delicious recipes, all submitted by 
members of MBC's family nation- 
wide. FROM HAM TO JAM is an 
ideal gift for Christmas, birthdays, 
graduation, engagements, house- 
warmings. Mother's Day, or any event 
needing a special gift. 

The pnce of this cookbook is 
$10.45, which includes postage and 
handling. To order: make checks pay- 
able to Mary Baldwin College and 
send order with check or money order 
to: Mary Baldwin College, Office of 
Alunmae Activities, Staunton, Vir- 
ginia 24401. 

Academic Achievement 
Recognized in Dallas 

About 150 smdents from 50 Dallas 
Metroplex high schools were honored 
for superior academic achievement on 
October 15. at a special event hosted and 
coordinated by Caroline Hunt Schoell- 
kopf "43. 

Mrs. Schoellkopf, a trustee of Mary 
Baldwin as well as a distinguished 
alumna, said the reception was mtended 
to draw attention to the top high school 
smdents in the Dallas area and to demon- 
strate the ties between Texas and Mary 

Baldwin College. 

Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson, President of 
Mary Baldwin, spoke at the gathering 
and presented a plaque of recognition to 
Barbara Benton Reagan '41 in honor of 
outstanding educational service during 
her active and productive career. 

Entertainment at the event was pro- 
vided by Baldwin Charm, a singing 
group of Mary Baldwm students who 
performed a wide repertoire of songs, 
delighting the audience at the Crescent 
Court Hotel. 

Barbara Benion Reagan '41 displays the plaque presented to her during the Aca- 
demic Excellence Recognition reception m Dallas. Pictured with her are Caroline 
Hunt Schoellkopf host for the event and President Tyson. 

A high school student honored for her academic achievement f right) visits with Jennifer 
Magnire. Lori Caldwell members of Baldwin Charm during the reception. 

From the 

Virginia. Mary Baldwin's home and 
home for many smdents, alumnae, par- 
, and friends of Mary Baldwin. Vir- 
gmia is a special place for anyone who 
has attended Mary Baldwin or who has 
any connection with Mary Baldwin. It is 
the specialness of Virginia that the 
Alumnae Association chose to recognize 
when we developed the "Virginia Sam- 
pler" as a fund raising project two years 

We have it made in Virginia" is a 
motto used by the state to promote Vir- 
ginia-grown or Virginia-made products- 
This motto inspired members of the 
Alumnae Boajrd, and after much re- 
search, we inttoduced a group of Vir- 
ginia products for sale to Mary Bald- 
's students, alumnae, parents, and 
friends. We have carefully chosen each 
year's selections for their appeal as gift 
items- Brochures are mailed each Octo- 
ber detailing each item, but we don't stop 
there in our marketing efforts. Virginia 
Sampler items are displayed at the Col- 
lege during the Fall Leadership Confer- 
ence and Parents Weekend. Alumnae 
chapters all over the country hold tasting 
parties and Mary Baldwin people all ovei 
buy Virginia Sampler gifts for their fami- 
lies, friends, and business associates. 

So what is this Virginia Sampler? Pea- 
nuts, Jams, mustards, preserves, pot- 
pourri, chocolates, hams, almond cake 
From Ham to Jam cookbooks, Mary 
Baldwin scarves . 

Are the prices exorbitant? Not at all 
We sell an items at their normal retail 
prices, including shipping. 

Must I have my entire order sent to my 
address? Certainly not! We will ship 
your gifts directly to any address that you 
designate on the order form. Of course, if 
you wish that your order be sent to you 
directly, we'll arrange that, too. 

What happens to the money? It goes t( 
Mary Baldwin's most important people 
— the smdents. For the last two years 
the Alumnae Association has been able 
to fimd two alumnae legacy scholarships 
with proceeds from this project. 

Why should I buy from the Virginia 
Sampler? Convenience — you can order 
a variety of items from the same plact 
and have them sent directly to the recipi 
ents with a personalized message from 
you. What could be easier? 

Scholarship funds. The brightest and 
best students are not always wealthy 
these girls deserve the opportunity to 
attend an institution of the q^uality of 
Mary Baldwin. Our scholarship is i 
special because it is awarded to a relative 
of an alumna — carrying on the tradition 

High quality products. Only the best 
have been chosen for the Virginia Sam- 
pler. So — when you think "Merry 
Christmas," think Mary Baldwin! A 
dent at Mary Baldwin will think of you 
when she receives her scholarship- 
Lindsay Ryland Gouldthorpe '73 
Alumnae Association President 



The Atlanta Chapter hosted a back- 
to-school party at the home of Lee 
Rooker '85 on August 14. The in- 
vitation was extended to new and re- 
turning students from Atlanta, as well 
as new alumnae who have recently 
moved to the area. Lee Rooker was in 
charge of coordinating this event. 

On September 9th the Atlanta Chap- 
ter kicked off their "Adopt A High 
School" project with a traimng ses- 
sion for those alumnae participating. 
Alice Lacy Wareham "68 made the ar- 
rangements for the group to meet at 
Sandy Springs Methodist Church. 
Kathe Smith. Director of Alumnae 
Admissions, provided the training and 
showed the College's new state of the 
art video. 


The Charlotte Chapter got together 
on July 1 3th at Lake Wylie to have a 
Boating and Barbecue Day. Gwyn 
Womble Dunn "82. Mary Wray Wig- 
gins '81, and Barbara Barnes Wiss- 
baum "79 coordinated the event. 

The Charlotte Chapter met for a 
Dutch Treat dinner on September lOlh 
at Prospect 45. Plans for the upcoming 
year were discussed at this time. 


Charlottesville alumnae hosted a 
party on September 16th to honor Dr. 
Tyson. Jane Sheffield Maddux "72, 
and Jean Holliday "37, made the nec- 
essary arrangements for this gathering. 
Ken Armstrong, Vice-President for In- 
stitutional Advancement, John Rice, 
Executive Director of College Rela- 
tions, and his wife, Grace, Garth 
Mills, Director of Capital Gifts, and 
Lee Johnston Foster '75, Executive 
Director of Alumnae Activities, at- 
tended from the College. 


The Columbia Chapter met on Oc- 
tober 14th to elect new officers for the 
coming year. They are; Katherine 
Jackson Anderson '80, President; Lisa 
Melton Boyles '82, Vice-President; 
Ellen Dallis '71, Secretary; Amelia 
Watson Usry '80, Treasurer; and Rosa 
Driver Smart "69, Admissions Repre- 


New officers for the Dallas Alum- 
nae Chapter are: Valerie Lund Mitch- 
ell '74, President; Kathy Barksdale 
Craine '74, Vice-President; Lucy 
Jones '77, Secretary /Treasurer; Agnes 
Cooper '71, Telephone Chau-; Clare 
DeCleva "85, Recruiting Chau- and 
Chapter Connector; Mary Ellen Kil- 
linger Durham "66, Parents' Liaison; 
and Shawn Brown "83, Directory 
Chair and Virginia Sampler Chair. 
The steering committee of the chapter 
met on August 5th at Mary Ellen Dur- 
ham's home to plan activities for the 
coming year. 

Hollon Meaders Otte '75 coordi- 
nated the "Texans in Virginia" party 
on August 10. In early September, 
Kathe Smith, Director of Alumnae 
Admissions, and Audi Bondurant '85, 
Assistant Director of Admissions, met 
with the alumnae participating in the 
"Adopt A High School" project. 
Mary Ellen Durham hosted this train- 
ing session. 

The chapter hosted a "Get Ac- 
quainted Party" at the home of Val- 
erie Mitchell on September 8th, fol- 
lowed by a steering committee meet- 
ing. The steering committee met again 
on October 6th to finalize plans for 
Dr. Tyson's upcoming visit. 


The Houston Chapter hosted a back- 
lo-school party for new and current 
students at the home of .\llison Hall 
Blayiock '76 on August 14th. Alli- 
son's backyard pool provided a won- 
derful setting for the infomial get- 

Recruitment of prospective students 
in Houston has taken a central theme 
for the chapter this year. With repre- 
sentatives from 14 mdividual high 
schools in Houston, aJumnae represen- 
tatives met at the home of Glenda 

Fowler Jones '59 on September 3rd 
for the purpose of training. Audi 
Bondurant '85, Assistant Director of 
Admissions, and Kathe Smith, Direc- 
tor of Alumnae Admissions, attended 
from the College to assist in the train- 
ing of this "Adopt A High School" 

New Orleans 

The New Orieans Chapter par- 
ticipated in training for the "Adopt A 
High School" project on September 
10th at the home of Macon Clement 
Riddle '63. Amy Mize '84 coordi- 
nated this event. 

New York 

The members of the New York 
Alumnae Chapter met on September 
I7th at the home of Laura Kerr '84. 
Lee Johnston Foster '75. Executive 
Director of Alumnae Activities, at- 
tended from the College. Plans were 
discussed and made for activities for 
the coming year. 


The Richmond Chapter met on Au- 
gust 6th to make plans for the coming 
year. This was followed by a Sep- 
tember board meeting to finalize plans 
for a prospective smdent party and an 
"Apple Day" party honoring the Pres- 


The Staunton Alumnae Chapter 
elected the following new officers: 
Anne Sims Smith '45. President; 
Peggy Vaughn '81, Admissions 
Coimmttee Chairman". Mopsy Pool 
Page '48, Social Committee Chair- 
man; and Percy Coppock Hanger "72, 
Communications Chauroan. 

The Alumnae House was the setting 
for the Sepember 5th meeting of the 
incoming and outgoing executive 
comimttees of the chapter. Kathe 
Smith, Director of Alumnae Admis- 
sions, attended as they discussed ideas 
and plans for the coming year. On 
September 24th the chapter's steering 
committee met at the home of Anne 
Sims Smith '45. 

Laura Kerr '84. Judith Godwin '52. Betsy Boggs '76. Lee Johnston Foster '75. Jernanne 
Fitzgerald '84. Helen Stevens Forsier '83. Carol Grose '84. Sarah Griffin '86. Susan 
t the New York Chapter' s fall meeting. 

Myers '72. and Gabrielle Gelzt 

Mindy Rose Eichorn '81 and B. J. , Diane Bridgewood. Liz Simons Ficalora '74. and 
Susie Maxson-Maltz '75 at the Westchester County. N. Y. breakfast for prospective 

The Scarsdale Satellite Chapter of 
the New York Chapter hosted a pro- 
spective student parry on September 
27th at the Wayside Cottage in Scars- 
dale. The brunch and "Color Me 
Beautiful" presentation were well 
received by both the smdents, their 

mothers, and the alumnae attending. 
Susie Maxson Maltz '75, Liz Simons 
Ficalora '74. and Mindy Rose Eichorn 
'81 organized this event. Kathe Smith, 
Director of Alumnae Admissions, at- 
tended from the College. 

Among those attending the Legacy student luncheon at Alumnae House were: first row. 
left to right, Roger. Margaret '90 and Page Gray Dudley '56. Betsv Gwaltnev '90 and 
Elizabeth Peck '90. Back row. left to right. Rick Howard. Joan Davis Mele '66 and 
daughter Courtney Howard '90. Howard and Sallie Whitener Gwaltney '61. Cathy Morey 
Nee '81. her sister, Susan Morey '90. and Catherine Morey. Faye Smith Peck '58 and 
George Peck. 

A A 


MAY 22-24, 1987 




Special Reunions 

being celebrated by 

tiic Classes of 



Sunday, May 24 

j Going Places 

Grand Tour of France 

May 30- June 11 

Featuring Givemy, Normandy, the 
Loire Valley, and the city of Paris. 

Queen Elizabeth n Cruise to 

July 15~July 25 

Cruise aboard the luxurious accom- 
modations of the famed Queen Eliza- 
beth U. 

Canadian Rockies 

September 26— October 5 

A Canadian Rockies Advenmre in- 
cluding Edmondton, Jasper Park, Lake 
Louise, Banff, Victoria, and Van- 

For more information, contact the Of- 
fice of .Alumnae Activities, 




BESSIE HEARD was presented the 
586 Maidie Bradford Goddard Special 
ward by P.A.W.S. (Preservation of the 
nimal World Society) at their 4th annual 
»ards program in October in Dallas, 
liss Heard was honored for her lifetime 
f productive service on a volunteer basis 
id in particular for founding the Heard 
luseum of Natural History and Science. 
resident Tvson presented the award on 
:half of P.'a.W S. Miss Heard cele- 
tated her hundredth birthday this past 

VIRGLNIA GAJ4TT Kendig of Roa- 
oke, Va. , writes that she has been doing 
ome volunteer work with the Mental 
lealth Associadon and other local orga- 

inger of Baltimore, Md. , has six grar 
:hildren. She enjoys traveling. 

Tucson, Az., is currently president of St. 
loseph's Hospital Auxiliary. She plays 
'olf and takes watercolor classes. 

SHIRLEY FLE\aNG Iben of Peoria, 
1., has a new granddaughter. Shu-ley and 
"harles are planning a tnp to England. 

>f Newport News, Va. , attended the 
graduation of her son, Wes, from Wash- 
ington and Lee University. Wes gradu- 
atcTCuinXairdrwith a degree in eco- 

GLADA MOSES Beard writes from 
Summit, N.J., that she has been spending 
;ach March in Siesta Key, Fa., with her 
Husband, KAY POERSCHKE Kennedy, 
md KAY DEWEES Launt. 

From Roanoke, Va., ELEANOR 
JAMISON Noblin, wntes that on a re- 
cent tnp to Spain and Portugal, she met 
spends her spare time doing volunteer 
work with a local art museum, and at- 
tending church activities. 

Yorktown, Va. , recently received the Ju- 
nior League of Hampton Roads Sustainer 
of the Year Award for her contmuing 
volunteer work. Marian is very proud of 
her work with the Junior League and te- 
marked, "In my estimation, the League 
is the best trainmg ground for volunteers 
to make effective contributions to the 

of Lake Worth, Ha., has retired after 
teaching mathematics for 35 years. 

SARAH LEE CABELL Pavey, lives 
in Dallas, Texas, where she still works in 
the art field and does volunteer work in 
animal conservation. Sarah Lee is off to 
Tibet and China. 

Sincere sympathy to Betty Neisler 
Timberlake on the death of her husband. 
Buck, this past summer. Buck served as 
Vice-President at Mary Baldwin CoUege 
for a number of years. Betty resides in 
Lake Waccamaw, N. C. 

JOAN MORAN Smith writes that she 
has retired from teachmg nursery school 
after 27 years. Her husband is semi- 
retired, 30 they garden and visit their four 
grandchildren. Joan sews and smocks. 
They reside in Fairoville, N.C. 

CORNELIA ADAJR Green of Bristol, 
Va. , has recendy graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Tennessee with a BA in studio 
an! Most of her family showed up to 
cheer her OD. In May, Cornelia and her 
daughter CONNIE '68, will be traveUng 
to England. 

Roswell, Ga., visited with BITSY 
Slocomb, and MARY GOODRICH 

Baskin while in Texas. Majone also 
spoke on the phone with MARTHA 
BRIDGERS Corrigan while m San An- 

derson wntes from Travelers Rest, S.C, 
that she and her husband have bought a 
: home and plan to do some ti-avei- 
ing. Their oldest daughter has decided to 
study law at the University of South 
Carolina. The rest of the children are 
married. Mary Ann and John have ten 

JANEY MARTIN Tanner and hus- 
band James are working on their golf 
game. They have a mountain house in 
Highlands, N.C. They still reside in Bir- 
• n, Al. 

CarroUton, Md., is the director of the 
business office of the Presbytenan Home, 
in D.C. Jacquelyn says she enjoys work- 
ing with the wonderftjl people at the 

From Barrington, R.I.. MARY 
STUART Lewis writes that she has been 
awarded a Bunting Fellowship by Rad- 
cliffe to spend a year there finishing her 
book. Her daughter Ann is livmg in Am- 
sterdam, and Liz has a gymnastics 
school. Robert is a snident at die Univer- 
sity of Rhode Island, and John is smdy- 
ing at Denison. 

Herdman will be entertaining BETTY 
BRAUHAU Eidson '55, and daughter 
Laura. Virginia and her husband still live 
in Houston, Texas . 

Wheaton, II., writes that her youngest 
daughter, Hope, graduated from Bethel 
College on May 25, 1986. 

ANN MOODY DeGrassi, Jr. writes 
diat both her son and daughter are gradu- 
ates of the University of Texas. She still 
is living in Amanllo, Texas, and spends ; 
lot of time in Dallas on business and 
pleasure. Ann would love to hear from 
her classmates! 

Leonard have five children, all in college 
or graduate school. Betsy works as a be- 
havorial service coordinator in a farmly 
practice residency program in Phoenix, 

From Concord, Calif.. CHARLOTTE 
TRUE Basham sends news of her family. 
She has three sons, all are graduated, two 
are married. Charlone and James have a 
small shop m Lafayette. They love Cal- 

MARILYN GANO Walseth is a sec- 
retary at Calvary Episcopal Church. Rob- 
ert is a research chemist. They reside in 
Wilmington, Del. 

Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. , writes that 
her husband is a former vice-president of 
Kerr Glass Mfg. Co., and she is president 
of the Wagoneers Club. She is involved 
in a painting group called Peninsula VI. 
Jeannette and her husband enjoy sailing 
and playing tennis. 

ANN FOWLKES Dodd and Dick stiU 
Uve in Richmond, Va., where he has a 
private ear, nose, and throat practice. 
Then- oldest daughter WHITNEY 78, 
graduated from die Emory School of 
Nursmg '83. she is now on stiiff there. 
Sally, a Davidson graduate. Is with an 
Atianta advertising fuTn in marketing. 
Their son Richard, also a Davidson 
graduate, will be entering the Medical 
College of Virginia this fall. 

Daleville, Va., writes that her daughter 
ANN MARIE HA'i'NES Justice '82, has 
presented her with a beautiful grand- 
daughter, Tara Mane Justice. Her son, 
Gary, is attending the School of Visual 
Arts in N.Y.C. Nancy is still teaching, 
and John is vice-president and plant man- 
ager for Gala Industiies, Inc., Eagle 
Rock, Va. 

BETSY SHEETZ Jenkins of Marietta, 
Ga., sends news of her oldest son. Jay. 
Jay win be a freshman at Hampden- 
Sydney College this fall. 

PATSY LITTLE Culpepper is work- 
mg pan-time at her church teaching four 
year olds. She has one son in medical 
school and another studying at Wake 
Forest. She has a daughter who is mar- 
ried and living in Jackson, and a 14 year 
old at home. Patsy and her husband 
reside in Greenville, Miss. 

SUZANNE SESSOMS Blair has been 
remarried for four years to a friend from 
high school days. Two of die past four 
years have been spent living in Paris and 
traveling in western Europe and northern 
Africa while her husband was working 
for an international organization. Su- 
zanne's hobbies include studying the 
harp, picnire frammg and raising long- 
haired dachshunds. 

From Alexandria, Va., PEGGY EN- 
GLE Trumbo wntes that she and Richard 
have returned to the D.C. area after 
spending tivo years in northern Califor- 
nia. Richard is working for the Surgeon 
General's office of die Air Force. Their 
son. Hunter, is a cadet at VMI, and Ral- 
eigh is a tenth grader. 

Uving in Houston, Tx., since 1979, when 
she came to work for George Bush's 
campaign. She is employed by Meridian 
Oil Co., and has a 13 year old daughter 
who is a stiident at Duchesne .Academy. 
EMILY T"yXER of Browns Summit, 
N.C, wntes that she is planning to spend 
two weeks in Ecuador and the Galapagos 
Islands to see the wildlife. 

LYN W.^RNER Shiver of Alpharena, 
Ga. , wntes that her daughter, Mary 
Hayes, graduated m the same class as die 
son of JUDY FLOETER Ford '64. Lyn 
and Judy co-chaired die senior luncheon 
for Uieu- class. The daughter of IRIS 
HARDING Belling '64 also graduated 
widi dus class. 

PENNY WEV Frere of Austin, Tx., is 
entenng the Texas School of Library 
Science and Information. 

MARTHA MCDEVm Thomas of 
Richmond, Va. , is teaching emotionally 
disturbed adolescents at a private psy- 
chiatric hospital, and is doing volunteer 
work with the Junior League, Virginia 
Museum and Science Museum. Martha 
has three boys. 

VICKY ELLIS Pelinski of Ballston 
Lake, N.Y., is employed by Catholic 
Family and Community Services as Di- 
rector of the Family Development Center. 
Her husband, Ron, has retired from the 
Navy and is now a senior auditor with the 
New York State Legislative Commission. 

NELLE MCCANTS Smith of Hilton 
Head Island, S.C, and her daughter are 
busy with the gift shop. Her middle son 
Spencer has recieved his master's in tax 
law at Emory, and is working with a frnn 
on die island. Gettys is working and liv- 
mg in San Fransico. Nolle and John 
would love to have old MBC friends 

cently celebrated 25 years of employment 
with Momson Management Services as a 
registered dietitian at Huntsville Hospital. 
Her activities include membership in Al- 

a, needlework, member of advisory 

council to the School of Agribusiness and 
Home Economics, and doing genealogy 

Georgetown, Ky., has joined the Berea 
College staff as Director of Special Pro- 
grams, a newly-created post. She will be 
coordinating all continuing education pro- 
grams as well as conferences and summer 
programs. Her husband Charles is the 
new pailor of Union Church, Berea. 

From Hampton, Va., MARGARET 
SAUNDERS Hayes wntes diat her hus- 
band, Richard, is an msurance agent for 
State Farm. Her son KeUy, a VPI gradu- 
ate, IS living in Hampton, and Brett is a 
recent graduate of VMI. 

'VERA THOMAS James of Bmg- 
hamion, NY., is presently teaching pre- 
kinderganen in the Chenango Forks 
School District, and husband is a man- 
ager at Smger-Link. They have three 

stiU employed with Caboose Productions 
as office manager. Her husband, Doug, is 
a research scientist in the Dept. of Oto- 
laryngology at the Indiana University 
Medical Center. They still reside in Indi- 
inapolis. In. 

Waynesboro, Va. , wntes diat she is look- 
mg forward to working with two recent 
MBC graduates on her faculty this 
coming year. 

SUSAN BROWNE Webb has been 
living in Salem, Va., for the past four 
years. She has rwo teenagers at home that 
keep her busy. 

family live in Orlando, Fla. , where Roy 
is an attorney. She is an avid tennis 
player and is currentiy doing volunteer 
work in die children's schools and 
church. Betty obtained a nursing degree 
recently and really enjoyed being back in 
school. Their children are Heather and 

Paul, Minn., is working hard as director 
of development for an exciting agency 
diat IS leading the state in child care ser- 
vices. Anne Hunter has two children, 
Dorsey and Gavin. 

LAURA MAULDIN Stewan and fam- 
ily live in Myrtle Beach. S.C. Laura is 
teachmg 5th grade and her husband is an 
attorney. They have two children, a son 
and daughter. 

EMILY WRIGHT Mallory is sub- 
stinite teaching and doing volunteer work 
in Roanoke, Va. Brooke is the psycholo- 
gist for the Child Development Clinic. 
Their two children are Julie and Bo. 

is busy with her own antique Oriental rug 
business. Husband Jimmy is a banker and 
they have two daughters, Rainer and Bar- 
clay. Mary Walker and family live m 
Dallas. Texas. 

Qui sympathy to ROSA MCLAUGH- 
LIN Carrington whose husband, Ed, re- 
cently died while rock climbing in die 

JANICE SMITH Barry and her pan- 
ner have recendy bought a Home Health 
Agency and are teaming a lot about the 
government and dealing with Medicare 
and Medicaid. Janice is also contmuing 
her sales of real estate. Her daughter's 
school essay won her the "igSS Modier 
of ±e Year" award. Jamce and family 
Uve in St. Simons Island, Ga. 

From Mt. Pleasant, S. C, LUCIA 
HARRISON Jaycocks writes that she 
stays interested in the field of history 
with some work as a Charleston city 
ouide. Her husband, Ned, is headmaster 


at Charleston Day School. They have two 
daughters and enjoy regatta sailing. 

been employed at William Byrd Press, 
Inc. for 20 years! Son, Ralph, IE, is a 
competidve swimmer and pianist. They 
hve in Richmond, Va. 

SUSAN P.\LiVtER is now Uvmg m 
MUl Valley, Calif., where she is vice- 
president and manager of the staff analy- 
sis department at Wells Fargo Bank. 
Though her job keeps her busy, she is en 
joying traveling in the West, as well as 
biJdng and tennis. 

From Winter Park, Ra., NEILLE 
McRAE Wilson writes that she keeps 
busy with her church, school, and Junior 
League, as well as working in her hus- 
band's real estate office. Their children 
are Man and Percy. 

NANCY KEVAN Lazaron of Norfolk. 
Va., is publicity chairman of the board of 
directors of the Norfolk City Union of the 
King's Daughters which supports the 
King's Daughters Children's Hospital. 
Edward is a pnncipal in the Design Col- 
laborative, a Virginia Beach architectural 

JANET PARRISH Hams is in her 9th 
year at University Liggett xMiddle School 
as foreign language coordinator and 
French teacher. George is chief of pro- 
curement. Seifridge Au" National Guard 
Base. They have two sons, Gregory and 
David. Janet and family Uve in Grosse 
Pointe. Mich. 

SUE DYER Stanley and famdy live in 
Washington, D. C. Sue is working part- 
time with IBM. Sue and David have two 
children, Jonathan and Katie. 

DIANE HILLYER Copley has re- 
cently moved to a 50 acre farm in 
Middletown Springs, Vt., where she and 
Richard bought a wholesale gourmet food 
business which operates out of one of the 

MARTY HOWARD Patton of New- 
port News, Va., stays busy with politics 
and volunteer work. Her husband is a 
— lawyer-and they- have two-chldreiv^ 

BARBARA PENICK Jimenez of Ma- 
drid, Spain, is an interpreter for an Amer- 
ican company in Spam. Her husband is a 
doctor and assistant professor at the Hos- 
pital Chnico de San Carlos. They have 
three children, Luis, Jr., Joey, and Vir- 

Kisco, N Y., and is a vice-president in 
Citibank's pnvate banking group. Frances 
is also settling in to a new house. 

SALLY VLV Matthews of Houston, 
Texas, is in banking and writes that life 
for ber and her family is busy! 

As they begin their second summer in 
Federal Way. Wash., LINDA VERNER 
Smith and family are feeling more at 
home in the Pacific Northwest! 

THALIA GOOCH Early of Aiken. 
S.C. has finished her master's and is 
teaching reading and English at Aiken 
Technical College. She also shows her 
horse. Doug trains horses and their son is 
in kindergarten. 

SUSAN ALMOND Smith is living in 
Old Church, Va., with husband Brooke 
and stepson Jonathan. She is teaching 
self-contained, learning disabled children. 
They go boating and snow skiing in their 
spare rime! 

Wilmington. Dela., recentiy visited BRIT 
PARKER m Chapel Hill. N.C., who 
works m Raleigh as a social worker. On 
her way back home, she stopped in 
Richmond, Va., to visit with RANDY 
SIEGFRIED Oglesby and met her new 
baby. Deborah also took rime to stop at 
MBC for a quick visit to see the incred- 
ible changes since she was a smdent! 

boro, S.C, is an environmental planner 
for Low Country Council of Govem- 

SARAH HILL of Richmond. Va., is 
assistant director at the Lee Playhouse in 
Ft. Lee. The theatre is thnving under a 
season subscriber program which she in- 

Frederick. Md., is in her third year as 
communications coordinator for the Heart 
Association. Ted is a partner of a CPA 
firm and is currcndy president of the 
Chamber of Commerce. They are both 
active in the Jaycees and she is a member 
'of^the-vestry-of-their-church; — 

JANET WILKINS Scott of Pine 
Bluff. Ark., is pursuing her master's in 
teaching the gifted and talented. She and 
her family will be moving to Suffolk, 
Va.. in the near future where her husband 
has accepted a parmership in a construc- 
tion company. 

ANNE PERRIN Flynn is working on 
an art degree to obtain certification as an 
intenor designer, .Anne and her family 
live in Spartanburg, S. C, where she is 
also a coordinator for the Shelter for Bat- 
tered Women. 

Monroeville, Pa., enjoys being a home- 
maker and mother of two boys, Daniel 
and Todd. 

From Headley, Hampshire, England, 
ANNE FREESTATE Cameron writes 
that she and her husband are fixing up a 
cottage which is only about an hour and a 
half from London. Anne is working as an 
R.N. in a small hospital where she is in 
charge of the recovery room. They re- 
cently had a visit from JENNIE PEERY 
Baumarm who stayed for ten days. They 
had a great time visiting the Cotswolds 
and Kent. 

FA YE ANDREWS Trevillian has re- 
centiy joined the residential sales corpora- 
tion of Goodman, Segai, and Hogan in 
Williamsburg, Va. 

Syracuse. N. Y., enjoys being a home- 
maker and mother of Anne, She does 
stencilling and volunteer work, Rob is a 
marketing representative for IBM. 

NANCY MECK of Morganiown, 
W.Va.. finished her Ph.D, in develop- 
mental psychology in 1985, and has been 
working as an assistant professor at West 
Virginia University teaching and doing 
infant research. Nancy enjoys having time 
for volunteer work in her Episcopal 
church, tennis, and aerobics. 

DORIS DESHA Savage recentiy 
moved to Gainesville, Ga., to set up a 
studio and continue her art and teaching 
, Her husband is administrative 
_er of the new Mitsubishi electron- 

; plant nearby. 

SALLY WAY Speaker has taken a 
part-ome job as a Day Care secretary and 
as the minister's secretary at a United 
Methodist Church. Sally enjoys getting 
out of the house and her son goes with 
her to the Day Care, 

Bylive-iiT-Norwalk, ConnTrwhcTCrshc- 
is an assistant treasurer with the Bank of 
New York. David is with Philip Morris. 
Inc. as manager of direct mail. 


recentiy moved to Alexandria, Va. She is 
now assistant news editor for KNT News 
Wfre in Washington, DC. She earned an 
M.A. in journalism from the University 
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1984, 

ELLEN MOOMAW lives in San Di- 
ego, Calif, where she is a research asso- 
ciate at Molecular Biosystems, a small 
company involved in DNA probe tech- 

LU ELLEN BUHRMAN of Carrboro, 
N.C-, is completing her M.A. in art his- 
tory at UNC Chapel Hill and working 
part-time at the Health Sciences Library 
at UNC, 

husband Geoffrey arc Episcopal mis- 

.Arequipa, Peru, South Amer- 

STEPH.\NIE BECKER is enrolled in 
the Master of International Management 
degree program at the Thunderbird Cam- 
pus of die Amencan Graduate School of 
International Management in Glendale. 

SUSAN LITTLE is living and work- 
ing as the social services director at a re- 
tirement community in Clemson, S.C. 

LAURA LaGROW Durland of 
Bridgeton, Mo., received her MBA from 
the University of Missoun in 1985. Since 
that time she has been employed as a 
federal auditor for the U. S- General Ac- 
counting Office in St. Louis. Laura and 
her husband have recently moved into 
their first home which diey had built and 
have adopted a border collie puppy 
named Bamev- 

FROST BURNETT graduated from 
the University of Richmond Law School 
m May, 1986, and has accepted an asso- 
ciate position with the law firm of House, 
Lubman, and Davidson in Richmond, Va. 

EMELY SHORE recently graduated 
from UNC graduate school and passed 
the North Carolina bar. She is currentiy 
practicing law with Golding, Crews, 
Meekms, and Gordon in Charlotte, N.C. 

as an assistant manager in the marketing 
department of MCI Telecommunications 
in Washington, D.C, Patricia lives in 
Falls Church. Va. 

ORA SMITH isjnan_ag^r_ol_a_gLft_ _ 
shop in Hilton Head Island. S.C, where 
she says she works long hours and some 
weekends, but loves it! 

ERIN SULLIVAN is territory managei 
for Blue Ridge Beverage in Salem, Va., 
and her sister, KATE SULLIVAN, is a 

pharmaceutical sales representative for 
Pfizer in Wilmington, Del. 

JULIE BALDWIN Montgomery of 
Santa Rosa, Calif., is working for Cali- 
fomia Chevre as general manager. Hus- 
band is workmg in sales of automotive 

Richmond, Va., is an English teacher in 
Chester. Bob is an attorney with 
McGuire, Woods, and Battle. They have 
two daughters, Hope and Elizabeth, who 
stay busy with many i 

SUSAN LANIER Brown lives in Tuc- 
son, Ariz., and is working on marketing 
the new Junior League cookbook. She 
stays busy with her design business and 
wiU be a Bible Study Fellowship dis- 
cussion leader in the fall. Susan's chil- 
dren are Carter and Sarah. 

Englewood, Colo., where she is working 
for Coors Brewery. 

BUFF FORE Hunsaker of Los 
Angeles, Calif., and Keith are enjoying 
their life in California although their jobs 
are very demanding and decorating their 
new home is quite a job! 

JEANNE LAIRD Jackson is president 
of the League of Women Voters of Ar- 
kansas which is a part-time job. She trav- 
els to Washington, D. C, frequentiy for 
business and to see her family. Jeanne 
lives in Little Rock. 

A number of classmates attended the 
wedding of Lucy Pais to Fred Clowes in 
July. They included Rachel Hobbs Blanks 
of Williamsburg, Susan Lemon Hobbs of 
Bethesda, Md., Mananne Kostal Fadden 
of Pittsburgh, Pa., Lee Johnston Foster of 
Buena Vista, Va., Pam Shell Baskervill 
of Petersburg, Va., Kathy Smallwood of 
Richmond, Va., and Laura Johnson 
Schultz of Alexandria, Va., who was 
Lucy's honor attendant. 

ANNE CRIDLIN Snyder and husband 
Steve are Hving in downtown Norfolk, 
Va., and are busy working on new house 
plans. They have twin daughters, Allie 
and Marie. 

GENE BALCH Limbaugh and family 
live in Birmingham, Ala., where she 
works as a corporate compensation spe- 
cialist for Alabama Power Company, Ty 
is a general contractor and they have two 
children. Tyler and Gene. 

and Peter are living in Locust Valley, 
N.Y.. witii their son. Andrew. Kathleen 
is active in the Junior League on Long 

ing in Washington, D.C. She is touring 
with a Magical Theatre Company from 
Philadelphia, Landis and Company. High- 
light was performing with the Detroit 
Symphony Orchestra last November in a 
show for children. 

phis, Tenn., has joined the National Cot- 
ton Council as Maid of Cotton tour man- 
ager. In this position, she will plan and 
help coordinate die 1987 Maid of Cot- 
ton's schedule and accompany the Maid 
to all of her appearances. The new Maid 
of Cotton will be selected December 
28-30 m Dallas for the diird year, 

PAMELA HUNZIKER is living in 
Arlington, Va., where she is working for 
a private rehabilitation company in 
Betiiesda, Md., working widi die indus- 
trially injured. 

RANDIE READ of Jacksonville. Fla., 
is teaching science at Hendncks Day 
School, selling residential real estate, 
taking classes at the University of North 
Honda toward her master's in counseling 
and doing volunteer work for the Junior 

PAM McCAIN Pearce has received 
her second promotion with NCNB South 
Carolina and is assuming the job of com- 
mercial platform leader in Charleston, 
S. C. 

SUSAN PALMER has been named as- 
sistant dean of die Washington and Lee 
University School of Law in Lexington. 

KIM O'DONNELL graduated from 
die University of Richmond Law School 
in 1985 and passed die Virginia bar 
exam. She recentiy resigned her position 
with a pnvate law furm to become an as- 
sistant public defender specializing in 
juvenile cases in Richmond, Va. 

DOTSIE TRAVIS has moved to New 
York where she is working for Cowtan 
and Tout, a fabric and wallpaper show- 

JUDY FINCH Thompson lives in 
Madison Heights, Va., and is president of 
the Lynchburg Society of Engineering 
and Science. 

LIZ ANDERSON of Atianta, Ga., 
works for Paine Webber as a sales as- 
sistant for four brokers. She finds her 
work to be very challenging. 


JULIA BESS LEE Mitchell 'M. May, 1986. 
JANE BARMAN Preston '22. July 23, 1986, 
MARY PERKINS Horton '22, August, 1984 


RANDY SIEGFRIED Oglesby '73 and 
Michael, a daughter, Pamela Michelle, Janu- 
aiy 23, 1986. 



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Alemnae Board VP Writes Guide, Steers Referral Program for MBC 

Faye Andrews Trevillian "78 first re- 
jected the. idea of attending Mary Bald- 
win College. She was told about the 
College by her high school guidance 
counselor in Richmond. Virginia, who 
spoke of Mary Baldwin's high academic 
standards. But this was not enough. 

A few months later, an alumna of 
Mary Baldwin took Faye to lunch, and 
before the table could be cleared. Faye 
was sold. 'The personal connection 
made all the difference," Faye recalls. 
"This woman was the influence on me. 
not the people with the knowledge or the 

Today, eight years after graduation, 
Faye serves the Alumnae Board of Direc- 
tors as the Vice-F^sident for Admission. 
She remembers her own story well, and 
by coordinatmg the alumnae referral 
network she works to have the tale retold 
by other young women as their story. 

"I'm just the figurehead," she says. 
"Kathe Smith of the Alumnae Office is 
the real coordinator. " But Faye has wnt- 
ten a guide to help alumnae identify 
referrals. She has also lead training ses- 
sions — like those at the Fall Leadership 
Conference — for area coordinators, and 
she has helped to set new goals for refer- 

"We have to keep the doors open, and 
without smdents we cannot exist. The 
pool of potential students is getting 
smaller, and we have to spread out be- 
yond blood connecnons if Mary Baldwin 
IS going to grow," warns Faye. 

Recent studies have indicated thai 8 
out of 10 potential students who visit 
Mary Baldwin will apply for admission 
Referrals over the last three years have 

amounted to 150 to 300 per year and the 
numbers are growing. Obviously, then, 
referrals play a major role in the admis- 
sions process because personal contact is 
one of the best ways to bring a student to 

For the last two years. Mary Baldwin 
alumnae have been the most important 
referral resource available to the Col- 
lege. They have provided the Admis- 
sions Office with more names than par- 
ents and relatives , the next two important 
sources of referrals. But Faye believes 
Mary Baldwin cannot stop here. 

"We have to continue to get our mes- 
sage out," she tells fellow alumna. 
"Mary Baldwin gives a student solid 
ground to stand on. especially when our 
smdents graduate and begin Co compete 
with men. We are shaking the "southern 
belle' image and re-making it into the 
southern businesswoman." 

Potential students can be found in 
church, through parents who are co- 
workers, among baby-sitters, and in the 
community at large. Faye watches the 
newspapers for names of high school 
students in the Williamsburg area who 
have received academic honors. Then 
she cross-references those names in the 
phone book to tlnd an address. A referral 
has begun. 

Faye says, "There are a lot of alumna 
out there who sparkle. If we can channel 
that into referrals, or at least public re- 
lations, Mary Baldwin will grow." 

For a copy of the guide to identifying 
referrals, answers to other questions, or 
to make referrals, alumna should contact 
Kathe Smith at the Alumnae Office. 

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